Hi Kori, my Dozer is afraid of everything, even his own shadow. Poor thing. He has been skittish of things since we got him at 10 months old. He is afraid of loud noises in the house, if we drop something, or the vacuum, the garbage can, the oven door, the dust broom and dust pan, when we are outside he will not walk along the sidewalk because he's terrified of the noise of the traffic going by, he's afraid of rain and thunder, bikes, and any loud noise outside. He has never barked, but he shakes when he is scared. I feel bad for him because he is such a sucky guy, and is such a snuggle bug, he looks at me with those big saggy eyes, and he looks so sad, like a little old man. He won't walk for more than 5 minutes, and then he stops, lays down and all 4 legs go out to the side, and he goes on strike, won't walk. Blossom has so much energy and loves to walk, she will walk forever if you let her, so she goes on longer walks and Dozer doesn't. I don't know how to get him not to be so scared other than try to help him get used to things, I take him on walks along the road to get him accustomed to the traffic, and I try to lengthen his walks a little more each time. I'm curious to follow this thread to see what others suggest to you, and get some tips, because he really is a scaredy bully.